Why a Farmstead?
To us, being stewards of the Earth means more than growing vegetables; it means practicing sustainability in all facets of life. Homesteading is about reducing waste, becoming closer to nature, lessening our footprint, and leaving the world a better place than when we entered it.
Farmsteading is growing all of our own food or trading with farmers we know and trust
And preserving that food for the winter by fermenting, drying, canning, freezing, and cellaring
It means reducing...
reducing waste by minimizing packaging, composting, and thoughtful purchasing
reducing water by using drip irrigation, pasture management techniques, and composting toilets
reducing materials in the landfill by reusing materials from Central Oregon and picking up compost from restaurants
And most of all it means creating community through food; eating, cooking, and sharing the bounty!